First time to use my new Ellisimo. Did a very simple project. My new, big purse was driving me crazy with all it's space and no way to keep stuff inside organized. So, I made a purse organizer. With rotary cutter, mat, serger and new sewing machine, it took me less than an hour. It would have taken less than that but a beginner has to figure out even simple things like filling the bobbin and threading the machine. The Ellisimo has videos on the machine to show you how!!!